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Immunology/Virology/cancer biology 2017 applicant, what can I do to strengthen my application?


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I'm planning on applying to graduate programs for immunology, virology or cancer biology (all extremely interesting to me) and am wondering how I can strengthen my application. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! 


Undergrad Institution: ~60th ranked private liberal arts college
Major(s):  Biology
Minor(s):  none
GPA in Major:  unsure, but probably around 3.5, definitely higher than overall
Overall GPA:  3.35
Position in Class: no ranking
Type of Student: Domestic, white male

GRE Scores (revised/old version):
Q: 154
V:  158
W:  4.0
B:  Not going to take 

Research Experience:

Worked in a Biomechanics lab for half junior year and all of senior year at undergrad. I presented a poster of our research at a conference.

I'm currently working as a tech in a immunology lab at a Harvard affiliated hospital and getting experience with flow cytometry, qpcr, allospot and other lab techniques. I should get my name on at least one paper within the next two years. 


University Dean's List for 4 semesters 

Pertinent Activities or Jobs:

Member of beta beta beta biological honors society senior year of college

RA during senior year or college

Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help:

Special Bonus Points: 

I should be able to get some really strong letters of recommendation from current employer and professor I worked for during undergrad who know me well and want to see me succeed. 

Applying to Where: 

not sure yet, any suggestions? 

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